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Basketball tourney on tap CHESTER, W.Va. — The T.J.D. Sports/Bubs 44 girls and boys fourth-, fifth-, and sixth-grade bsketball tournment will be held March 9-10 and 16-17 at old Chester Elementary School, 600 Indiana Ave. Cost is $150 per team with a guarantee of four games. Players ...

Oak Glen bows out to rival

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NEW MANCHESTER, W.Va. — The Weir High girls basketball team knows its role, where to position itself and is consistent with its game plan. During the West Virginia Class AA Region 1, Section 1 play-in contest against Oak Glen on Saturday, the Red Riders utilized their strategy to a 54-30 ...

Potters get some revenge

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EAST LIVERPOOL—While they would much rather be playing for an Ohio Valley Athletic Conference championship, the East Liverpool boys basketball team eagerly welcomed a chance to avenge their December loss to Oak Glen in Friday’s OVAC 4A consolation game at Potter Fieldhouse After a slow ...

Beaver Local swarms Steubenville Central

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STEUBENVILLE — The defense never rested in Beaver Local’s 45-32 OVAC consolation pool victory over Catholic Central Friday night inside the Mickey Barber Gymnasium. Down 10-7 after one, the Beavers switched things up defensively, going with a 2-3 zone. The result—coach Jason ...

Wright stuff for Tigers

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From Staff Reports WELLSVILLE — Junior Justin Wright scored a career-high 29 points and grabbed seven rebounds as Wellsville edged Shadyside, 66-64-, in an Ohio Valley Athletic Conference consolation game Friday. Wellsville(12-9) trailed 34-30 at halftime before taking a 50-47 lead ...

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Oak Glen Cheerfest NEW MANCHESTER, W. Va. — Oak Glen High School cheerleaders will be hosting a Cheerfest for preschool to eighth-graders from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. March 9 at the Oak Glen High School gymnasium. There will be a performance and awards ceremony at 2:30 p.m. for family. Cost is ...

Potters fall to Eagles

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From Staff Reports HANOVERTON—The United girls basketball team defeated East Liverpool 58-48 Thursday. Loren Swords powered the Eagles with a career-high 22 points. Celeste Hofmeister added 15 points. The Eagles close the regular season at 11-11. Emma Ludwig poured in 25 points to ...

State baseball moves to Akron

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From Staff Reports COLUMBUS – The Ohio High School Athletic Association Board of Directors voted Thursday to move the state baseball tournament to Canal Park in Akron and to keep the football championships in Canton. The board’s vote was unanimous at 8-0 on both issues, with one member ...

Riccardo stands on top at Beaver Local

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CALCUTTA — The Beaver Local Beavers wanted to get junior Jenna Riccardo the school scoring record before turning their focus to the Division II sectional tournament opener Monday. Riccardo scored with four seconds remaining in Wednesday’s 63-43 loss to Wheeling Central to become the ...

Toronto claws past Southern

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TORONTO — Although the OHSAA girls basketball tournament is already set, any win Toronto can grab before it begins its run next Thursday will help. With one more opporunity to do so, the Red Knights accomplished their small goal and defeated Southern Local, 40-33, in a makeup game on ...